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We are in the running for Scottish Charity of the Year

  MND Scotland is celebrating being named as Charity of the Year finalist in the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards. Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards celebrate the amazing work of charities, community groups and people across Scotland who dedicate themselves to making Scotland a better place to live. MND Scotland has had an incredible year, raising awareness of this devastating illness and supporting those affected by… read more »

Cornflower Ball – SOLD OUT!

The wait is over! The Cornflower Ball is back! Tickets for the 2016 Cornflower Ball are now SOLD OUT!! We apologise to those who missed out, please contact lisa [dot] glenday [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk to be added to the waiting list in case of any cancellations. Join us on Friday 11th March at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow for an evening of dinner, dancing and charity fundraising…… read more »

MND Research Project Awards 2016

One of the key priorities of MND Scotland is the promotion of research into all aspects of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and as such we wish to invite applications for our Research Project Awards. This scheme aims to stimulate and increase high quality research projects into MND. Grants will awarded for a limited duration up to a maximum of three years.  For projects lasting longer than one year, continuation funding… read more »

Kilimanjaro blog update

  An update has been posted to the Kilimanjaro blog, Trek Day 2 – Let the altitude sickness begin. “The views when we got to Kikelewa Camp were absolutely stunning. Behind us was the peak we would climb to get to camp 3, as well as the summit. And in front were a sea of clouds, it looked so dramatic. In the evening they cleared and it was amazing to look down at the… read more »

Time Out Grant Applications Now Open

We are delighted once again to offer small grants enabling people affected by MND to have quality time and respite outside the usual routine. The grant scheme this year is fully funded by MND Scotland. You can apply if you have MND or care for someone with MND, and live in Scotland. Grants can be used to give couples or families time together, or for the carer or person with… read more »

The Princess Royal attends MND Scotland Reception

  Last week (Tuesday 15th September) we held a reception in Airth Castle, attended by our Royal Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The Princess Royal has been the Royal Patron of MND Scotland for over 20 years. Before being arranged into groups ready to meet Her Royal Highness, guests arrived at the venue and had the opportunity to mingle, chat to old friends and to MND Scotland staff.… read more »

Open Day and AGM 2015

  It was a lovely sunny Saturday in Stirling for our 2015 AGM and open day, with amazing views of the Wallace Monument. Our guests mingled with a cup of tea and had a chance to buy some of our Christmas Cards and various pieces of MND Scotland merchandise. CEO Craig Stockton kicked the morning off with highlights from the past year and spoke about the ways in which MND… read more »

MND Clinical Specialist Update

As previously reported, in January this year, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that £700,000 would be made available to fund nursing care and support for those with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland.  This money was to pay for the existing MND Clinical Specialists which were, in the main, funded through MND Scotland, although employed by the NHS, and to double their numbers. Since our last update, a… read more »

First Minister Announces a New Statutory Right to Communications Equipment

MND Scotland was delighted to hear the First Minister announce yesterday in Parliament that the Scottish Government will introduce a statutory right to communications equipment. During her outline of the First Programme for Government 2015/16, the First Minister stated “Access to voice equipment is vital to anyone who is at risk of losing their voice as a result of conditions like MND.  Gordon Aikman and MND Scotland have been campaigning… read more »

Volunteering Opportunities

MND Scotland is looking for volunteers to assist with the roles below. Could you spare some time to help….? Christmas Merchandise Admin Assistant             Main Tasks:  MND Scotland sells a range of Christmas merchandise which is posted out from our charity HQ.  This area of work generates a lot of orders which need to fulfilled and it would be very helpful if we could secure an admin assistant to help… read more »

Cell Show at the Fringe

A show about a puppet with MND…I was certainly intrigued. On Monday (10th August) I went along to Underbelly*, one of the Edinburgh Fringe venues, to see CELL – a show about being diagnosed and living with MND. The show follows Ted, who after being diagnosed with MND, decides to live life to the full by going on an adventure, taking his pet fish along. The show is more great awareness… read more »